Race Information

Entries Open: 25th July 2022
Entries Close: 23rd June 2023

All entries include a R200 per runner per day conservation fee that goes to the Kruger2Canyons Biosphere.

Your 2 Day Trail Adventure

2 Distances To Choose From

All routes are fully marked and do not require a GPS or self-navigation. Aid Stations are positioned along the route. Distances between aid stations vary from 7km to 14km.

Ultra Distance (70km)

The Ultra is a notoriously tough course, mainly because day 1 takes place in steep mountainous terrain with approx 2300m of elevation gain. Stage 1 quickly earned itself the reputation of one of South Africa's toughest stages on a multiday event. Stage 2 is much easier (350m elevation gain), but not to be totally underestimated on tired legs!

Marathon Distance (42km)

The Marathon distance was added in 2017. Stage 1 is a tough 25km, it also climbs up the escarpment, but does not go down into the Blyde River Canyon which means it has considerably less elevation gain. To receive a finishers medal participants must finish the Ultra or Marathon Distance on both days. Finishing both days, but on different courses will earn a Marathon distance medal.

Compulsory Gear Ultra & Marathon Distance

Depending on the weather forecast items may be removed from this list by the organisers at Race Briefing.

  1. 2.0L Hydration Capacity (Pack)
  2. Some basic nutrition
  3. Space Blanket
  4. Charged Phone
  5. Rain Jacket
  6. Base Layer (Long Sleeve)
  7. Headlamp for Day 1 start

The Venue

The race is hosted at Laerskool Mariepskop just outside Kampersrus, Limpopo, South Africa. Both stages Start and Finish at this venue. Camping and Dorm accommodation are available at the venue.

Packages & Meals

Biltong, burgers, steaks and potjiekos will be on offer through the weekend. Vegetarian options will also be available

Full Meal Package

Meal Packages will be come available closer to event. Prices TBC

Runner Packages Available

You can book a runner's package and arrange your own food and accommodation. Self-camping at the venue is an option at R190 pppn and dormitory bookings available at R250 pppn.

Single Day Runners Welcome

You can enter for just one of the two days. No race garment or medals for this option though.

DIRECTIONS

Travel Times from Nearby Cities

Johannesburg/Pretoria – 450km with an ETA of 5 hr 15 min.
Hoedspruit – 30km with an ETA of 30 min.
Nelspruit – 155km with an ETA of 2 hr 21 min.

For a Google Map link, click HERE.

From Nelspruit Side

Travel on the R40 towards Hoedspruit. Shortly after the Orpen Gate turn off keep left on the R531.

After 15.2km turn left into Mare St and follow for 3.3km to Laerskool Mariepskop

From Lydenburg/Ohrigstad:

Travel on the R36 towards Hoedspruit. After going through the tunnel and descending into the Lowveld take the R527 (still towards Hoespruit). Then turn right onto the R531, a few kms after crossing the Blyde River.

Follow the R531 FOR 14.2km past the entrance road to Kampersrus, and turn left into Mare St and follow for 3.3km to Laerskool Mariepskop